Marjorie "Nana" Weisfeld

Birthday: 
1920
Areas of Achievement: 
Adventure
Arts
Home Making
Volunteer

Honored By

Honored by: Evans, Brenda
Date submitted: October 24, 2006
Gift: Leaf Tile, Medium

Our mother and nana has always been an inspiration, and therefore we feel privileged to pay tribute to her in the Women's Plaza of Honor.

Marjorie Henderson Weisfeld was born in London, England, on February 4, 1920. In England she was a bookkeeper and the dressmaker to Lady Fermoy (Princess Diana's grandmother). She was offered a position as traveling seamstress for the Queen Mother but turned it town because it was not adventurous enough. She ventured by boat across the Atlantic Ocean to work in Canada, and upon her return on the Queen Mary she met Morris Weisfeld, who asked her to dance and then to marry him. They were married August 3, 1952 in New York.

She lived in the Bronx, NY, raising her daughter, while volunteering as a Girl Scout leader and in the school system. She organized a beautifying project planting flowers in a neighborhood park. She performed, as well as taught many, her seamstress skills. Not forgetting her roots, she joined the Daughters of the British Empire organization. She returned to bookkeeping when her daughter entered high school.

Marjorie and Morris moved to Tucson in 1970 upon Morris' retirement. She worked for twelve years as a bookkeeper and head of personnel and Handmaker Home. She continued her affiliation with the Daughters of the British Empire, holding teas and raising funds for their home in Sierra Madre, California. She was also a member of the European Multi-Ethnic Alliance of Tucson.

She has made and indelible mark on her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, whom she always had time for. Her adventurous soul, family dedication, giving heart and resilient determination has left a deep-rooted seed in them as well as others.